Penrose Diagrams of Charged and Rotating Black Holes

  • Dieter LüstEmail author
  • Ward Vleeshouwers
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)


As we saw, Penrose diagrams exhibit the causal structure of space-time. Penrose diagrams are found in two steps:
  1. (A)

    Choose coordinates that map boundaries of space-time to finite coordinate distance.

  2. (B)

    Conformal rescaling of metric i.e. get rid of divergent part of metric, namely, the conformal factor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arnold-Sommerfeld-CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitaetMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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